Progressed nicely throughout her redshirt freshman season both in cross country and track & field…competed in four cross country meets and seven meets between the indoor and outdoor seasons…expected to be in the thick of the competition for a spot among the top seven this fall.
Cross Country: Matched career-high by competing in four meets…was 13th overall in the season-opening Covered Bridge Open…followed up by placing fifth over at the UAH Charger Open in 18:43.4…laid down her season-best over 5k at the FSU Invitational, placing 14th in the huge field in 18:10.1…registered a 6k cross country PB of 21:25.2 to finish 16th at the Blazer Classic as the Noles won the team title.
Cross Country: Made her official debut with a 10th place finish at the Covered Bridge Open (18:02.0)…saw action in the ACC preview vs. Boston University and also at Notre Dame…capped her season at the ACC Cross Country Championships. Indoor: competed in the first three indoor meets of her career…posted 3000m PB (9:59.91) at the Bob Pollock Invitational….followed up with an impressive 50oom debut (17:49.40) at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational. Outdoor: appeared in two meets…lowered her PB in the 1500 to 4:28.34 at the Crimson Tide Invitational…had her finest performance of the year at the Raleigh Relays where she ran a PB of 16:49.85 in the 5000.
Cross Country: Traveled to the season-opening Covered Bridge Open where she ran 18:59.4 for 5k and was 10th among the Noles…missed the remainder of the school year following injury which required surgery.
A four-time state cross country qualifier who finished third as a senior at the 2016 FHSAA 3A State Cross Country Championships at Apalachee Regional Park…followed with breakthrough on the track in the spring as a senior…posted top 10 finishes in all nine senior season meets, highlighted by her lone win at the Lee County Athletic Conference Championships…selected Fort Myers News-Press Cross Country Athlete of the Year…posted PBs on the track as a senior in the 1600 (5:03.30) and 3200 (10:54.26) at the FSU Relays in March before her season ended prematurely…ventured off the track this past year to score a half-marathon victory in an impressive 1:24.23…outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated in the top 10-percent of her North Fort Myers class…majoring in exercise physiology…the daughter of Kim and Tony Easterly…born Sept. 15, 1998.